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Couple indicted in Baltimore killing

A couple has been indicted in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins University researcher as he was walking home in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood last month.

Thirty-four-year-old John Wagner and 24-year-old Lavelva Merritt were indicted last week by a city grand jury. They've been held without bail since late July and will be arraigned Sept. 24.

According to police and prosecutors, Wagner and Merritt demanded cash from 23-year-old Stephen Pitcairn and stabbed him in the chest around 11 p.m. on July 25.

Charging documents show the couple later bragged about the crime, and that bloody shoes, a wallet and Pitcairn's iPhone were found in their nearby home. Wagner has a long criminal record.

-- The Baltimore Sun

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 30, 2010; 11:55 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore , Homicide , Updates  
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"Life without parole" material. It would cost too much to execute them. It's a shame, though, that we have to support these miserable animals for the rest of their lives. Maybe some other animals in prison will help them into the next world.

Posted by: wobbleman47 | August 30, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Wow 2 letters away from Velveeta what the heck were her parents thinking?

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 30, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

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